Thursday, April 9, 2009

CALIFORNIA ART CLUB PAINTOUT

PLEIN AIR WORK FROM
THE CALIFORNIA ART CLUB PAINTOUT
March 21-27



These paintings were done on location (en plein air) during a recent trip (March 21-27) to a California Art Club paint-out in the Southern Sierra Foothills, in Tulare County. The paint-out happened thanks to the Sequoia Riverlands Trust. They provided access to three working ranches that the public doesn’t normally have access to.

There were over 40 of us painting daily on location for 5 days, thru both snow and sun. The landscape of rolling hills, valleys, streams, was particularly wonderful given that it was Spring, and a great year for wildflowers. The landscape included lots of wildflowers, particularly Popcorn flowers (white), Fiddle necks (gold), & Lupine on the lower hills and valley floor, and Poppies (shades of dayglow organge & red/orange) in giant swaths across the tops of the hills. Various shades of green, and trees like Sycamore and Oak just beginning to leaf out.

More paintings will be posted at a later date.

An exhibition of our work from this trip, is planned for sometime during the coming year. It will most likely occur in the southern part of the state, possibly Pasadena.

No comments: